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So a friend and I build guitars occasionally and we have a tendency for going overboard and getting competitive so naturally we quickly came to the idea of totally geeking out and each of us building a guitar to see who could build the most custom, over the top, one of a kind, totally ridiculous guitar ever. This isnt something Im going to start soon as I am tied up with a build right now but lets hear it! I want the most ridiculous and/or amazing ideas you all can come up with to put into one guitar. This guitar must decimate all in sheer epic-ness so whatever ideas you have, lets hear them.
They can be hardware/setup, body shape, wood, inlay, or any manner of oddities like LED's etc.
I just want all the ideas you kind folk can supply so that when I start this build, I will destroy my friend... hopefully in an embarrassing fashion. haha
#2
Make the inlays light up. I think they're called LED's? Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Have the volume and tone knobs behind the bridge? Idk just some ideas
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#3
active pickup in the bridge
two other random high output pickups
five way toner
coil tapping on all of them

the tonal possibilities are insane.
#5
reverse V with 4 splitting buckers, all the knobs running along the side of the guitar
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#8
Acrylic Body
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LED fret markers. 1 neck red, the other blue
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EMG 85 in the bridge
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7 way selector
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#9
a radioactive guitar made from a duck!

Id love to see ott with regards materials, i.e. Platinum inlays, ultra rare woods, titanium frets etc...
#10
3 active humbuckers all with coil splits, and separate volume, tone, & on/off switch for each coil.

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#12
what ever you decide to do.......we want to see a picture of the final masterpeice

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#13
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Make it out of glass.

wow... That would be challenging but Ive done glass blowing before and I have friends who do glass casting. Surprisingly possible lol
#14
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what ever you decide to do.......we want to see a picture of the final masterpeice

Most definitely. Im working on a guitar right now and school starts back up soon but when I get some free time it is most definitely going down and pictures will be taken ...and posted.
#15
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Acrylic Guitar

haha I have a buddy who is working on a vacuum form table that we plan to experiment with casting acrylic bodies lol... just for fun
#17
Quote by I_Am_Blashyrkh
So a friend and I build guitars occasionally and we have a tendency for going overboard and getting competitive so naturally we quickly came to the idea of totally geeking out and each of us building a guitar to see who could build the most custom, over the top, one of a kind, totally ridiculous guitar ever. This isnt something Im going to start soon as I am tied up with a build right now but lets hear it! I want the most ridiculous and/or amazing ideas you all can come up with to put into one guitar. This guitar must decimate all in sheer epic-ness so whatever ideas you have, lets hear them.
They can be hardware/setup, body shape, wood, inlay, or any manner of oddities like LED's etc.
I just want all the ideas you kind folk can supply so that when I start this build, I will destroy my friend... hopefully in an embarrassing fashion. haha


sorry but giving you ideas would tarnish the spirit of competition between you and your friend during this contest of yours.
#18
Make it like Satriani's 'Chrome-boy', figure out a way to quench your guitar's body in molten chromium without burning the wood. lol

Realistically, an interesting idea is instead of mirrored pickguards for pimpage, go with mirrored fretboard, its doable I'm sure.
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#19
Quote by noisefarmer
sorry but giving you ideas would tarnish the spirit of competition between you and your friend during this contest of yours.

lol awwwww... but he must be destroyed!
#20
just keep saying to him that he will be amazed with how unexpected features of your guitar will be and... make a strat
#23
Can you make fireworks shoot out of the headstock when you hit powerchords or something?

lol
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#24
Give it 4 single coils in 2 pairs like the old EKO guitars, and give them all independent on/off switches, and wire it up so you can choose between series & parallel in all the combinations and give each PU it's own phase switch...

...for a start.
#26
...and give each PU its own volume/tone like the old Airlines...you can make them all push/pull for phasing...
#27
Quote by SeeEmilyPlay
I like the idea of the light-up inlays. Can you make fireworks shoot out of the headstock when you hit powerchords or something?

well if I did that than I would have to somehow make it more epic than this guys guitar!
Skip to 2:10 and you will see why this idea is surprisingly not as overboard as you probably intended it to be. haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v6KNhDSdIo
#28
No such thing as a custom guitar being "more custom" than another

But hollow acrylic guitar with something real cool inside (not water like Kirk Hammett did, that's incredibly boring).
And definately LED inlays, but something real cool inlaid, not just a vasic shape or whatever.
And for pickups, have like 8 singlecoils all put right close

Though the making a wangcaster would be mad!
#30
Quote by cedricsmods
Hollow acrylic guitar with an antfarm inside.


I second that

Or, fill it with water, but then put fish in it
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#31
iceman body
vine of life inlay w/ LEDs
glow in the dark binding
3 humbuckers with all manner of switches(coil tapping on 1, phasing on 2, and seris/parralell on the 3rd)
7 or 8 strings
built in 10-band eq
built in dist/od
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#32
Do like kirk did with an acrylic guitar, but instead of water use blood. most brutal guitar ever.
#33
make it work like the guitars in the john petrucci pyscho excercises, you know, the 2 center coils go into killzone mode, and when you shred people die, hand painted by michael angelo, and get your pickups hand wired by tony blair :P :P

ahahaha, on a serious note tho, try a pickup system like the 513 by PRS, one of the most versital around, maybe an eq switch for vintage and modern voicing like an emg spc or the mccarty 2 by prs again. double cut tele body, fretless with a glass fingerboard. then for markers block off fret lines on the back of the glass board, inlay led's into the neck to light up through the glass then when the lights are on the fret lines will block out light from the led's!
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#34
make it a hollow acrylic guitar but inside of it put water with like little random blue lights... like LEDs... lol already suggested but it would be sick... or green LEDS...

if youre cool you would make a fish tank out of it...
#35
Make a brutal looking corvus out of acrylic but give it like PAF style pickups with crazy switching, LEDs gold hardware and gold frets! oh and a penis as a Headstock
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#37
Quote by -MintSauce-
Have a dial or display that gradually fills up, depending on how fast you're playing, then announces that your Star power is ready.


+1
#38
Quote by I_Am_Blashyrkh
well if I did that than I would have to somehow make it more epic than this guys guitar!
Skip to 2:10 and you will see why this idea is surprisingly not as overboard as you probably intended it to be. haha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v6KNhDSdIo



ha ha that's neat.
#39
Hmmmm...On Board Distortion Pedal, Coil Taps, Knobs on the back of the guitar, Mud Flap Girl Inlays, Flamed Maple Top, Floyed Rose, I out of ideas know.
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